After finally acquiring my very first Boglin at a yard sale this past weekend, I set out to find out everything I could about the loveable little rubber monster puppets from the 80's. Naturally, my first stop was Wikipedia, where every different type of Boglin ever released is listed and briefly described. Amongst the Bash 'Em Boglins (they had detachable body parts) and Baby Squirt Boglins (they squirted water), I saw something that kinda blew my mind. And peaked my interest like only an utterly bizarre fusion of monsters and pro wrestling can. I couldn't believe my eyes. And I in fact still can't. But there it was. My eyes were not deceiving me ...
THE RIC FLAIR BOGLIN?!
Could it be? Is this Ric Flair the same Ric Flair that is known as The Nature Boy to wrestling fans like myself? The spelling is exactly the same, and the brief description of this particular varietal of Boglin seems to indicate that this was in fact a line of two Boglins inspired by wrestling superstar Ric Flair. They're described as variants of two previously released Boglins that had colored hair on their heads, only in this line they were given white hair. Ric Flair, as any fellow wrestling fans know, is known for his long flowing white locks. And saying 'Woo' a lot.
So what the hell is the deal here? Are there actually Boglins out there that were intentionally made to look like Ric Flair? And how the hell did such an odd pairing come about? Flair was pretty popular back in the late 80's, when the Boglins were being produced, so I suppose it's possible that the two somehow ended up working together. I guess. I'm not even sure. It's totally weird. And I don't understand.
Surprisingly, an hour long search around the internet has uncovered nothing aside from this picture of a white haired Boglin, which isn't described as being a 'Ric Flair Boglin' on the site I found it on ...
Were Boglins fans the ones who named these 'Ric Flair Boglins' because of the white hair? Or did the packaging actually refer to them as such? Or is this not even the Boglin known as a Ric Flair Boglin? I can't seem to find out the answers to these questions, which is why I'm turning to you guys tonight for help.
If anyone knows absolutely anything about the Ric Flair Boglins, please do contact me either on here or through e-mail (MORTIS45@AOL.COM). Such information will be rewarded handsomely!!